Oct. 20, 2022Print | PDF
Shelley McGill, acting dean of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, joined the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) Board of Directors in March 2022. McGill joins Lazaridis School associate professor Dr. Karin Schnarr on the council’s board of directors. Schnarr was announced as the chair of the board earlier this year.
HEQCO, an agency of the Government of Ontario, was established in 2005 to research and evaluate the postsecondary education system and provide policy advice to the Minister of Colleges and Universities. HEQCO provides recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and system design and sustainability for Ontario’s postsecondary institutions.
“I am honoured to be on the board of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. I look forward to working with my fellow board members in support of the mission to offer advice for improving the quality of Ontario’s higher education and training systems,” McGill said.
McGill has taught at Laurier since 1992 as a business law professor in the Strategic Management Area of the Department of Business. Prior to her term as acting dean, she was associate dean of undergraduate business programs and held the role of director of the Bachelor of Business Administration programs from 2017 to 2019.
“Shelley McGill has long been a tireless advocate for high quality postsecondary education,” said HEQCO president and CEO Janice Deakin. “Through her many years of leadership at Wilfrid Laurier University she has been committed to delivering positive outcomes for students and the sector. We look forward to benefiting from her experience and enthusiasm for HEQCO and our work and look forward to her contributions to the Board.”
McGill’s research on business and consumer arbitration has been published in top-tier Canadian and international business law journals. It has also been argued before and cited by courts and legislative policymakers across North America. Additionally, she has authored a leading Canadian business law textbook.
Professor McGill is presently a member of the Law Society of Ontario and serves as a deputy judge for the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario at Kitchener’s Small Claims Court.
McGill earned her Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and Bachelor of Laws from Western University.